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March 2017 Trestle Board

posted Mar 1, 2017, 12:40 PM by Robert Bigelow   [ updated Mar 1, 2017, 12:42 PM ]
From the East
Worshipful Master Steve Booth

Brethren

I am very excited about our new members it is awesome to see a younger generation joining our order. I look forward to getting to know our new members and sharing fellowship!

Speaking of fellowship I would like to thank those that attended our Valentine's Dinner. It was very nice. Our Jr. Warden Chris Smith put together a wonderful dinner and the Job’s Daughters provided decorations. The Job’s Daughters also did a great job serving drinks and doing the dishes. But I am very disappointed! We only had 20 people show up and only 3 officers, we get more officers at the Gold Miner for lunch. It seems like a waste of money and effort. I would like to hear some ideas on how to get more people to come to our dinners, or maybe we discontinue dinners? I would like more support from my officers, they should be setting an example for the rest of the brothers.


And Part,
On the Square

From the West
Senior Warden Keith Trahern

POOF Just like that February is Gone.

Seems like I just wrote this article. Been a very busy month. Since I am the one that is tardy in getting this in I will make it short. We have some Degrees coming up and I am looking forward to them and bringing more men into the Light of Masonry.

Hopefully this year will give our newer members a chance to get their ritual  tuned to get in the line and really make Three Great Lights the Lodge it has the potential to be. As many of you know I started in the line, but was called to things that pulled me from devoting the time needed. Two years ago I ran into WB Brian Beaudin and casually mentioned I would be willing to help and step in where ever the Lodge needed. Less than 24 hours later WB Greg Gilbert called on me to step up to JW. I agreed. Little rough at first, (sometimes really rough) but we are getting there. As I make my travel to the East I would like to work on all our Officers in the line on getting the Basic Proficiency. This is important and we can help each other in getting there. I was told to study the chair ahead of where I was just in case I had to jump in. That is good advice and I advise when you get your chair down, start working on the next. It makes life much easier when the time comes. It is amazing how much you learn by just watching and listening to what the officers say and do. As you move up the line as Stewards and Deacons there is nothing more important than rod work. It can make the floor work look so perfect especially when it is done in pairs and both, either Deacons or Stewards, move as one. I look forward to serving the lodge this next year and will do all I can to help those that are wanting to get in the line and progress through the chairs and become Master.

And Meet,
On the Level

Fraternally yours,
Keith C. Trahern
Senior Warden

From the South
Junior Warden Chris Smith

Many writers and thinkers have tried to define free masonry but it really defeats definitions. It is too complex, too profound in conception, too easily expressed in words. Perhaps the simplest and best definition of all, is the phrase "the brotherhood of man under the fatherhood of god." Our masonic forefathers had an understanding of human needs and human aspirations. They may never have dreamed of the mindless computer which governs our lives, or the fission of matter which threatens our lives, but they understood human nature and what motivates the spirit of man. Thus, from the simple process of using stone and mortar for building, they progressed to the most important of life's functions...the building of character.
-Louis L Williams


Brethren, March is upon us and with it the winds of change will bring us out of the darkness of winter and into the fresh light of spring, a new beginning. Speaking of new beginnings, I would like to remind the brethren that we have an EA degree scheduled for March 14th at 7:30 pm.


I hope to see many brothers at the degree, this is the candidates first impression of our lodge and our chance to inspire them.


Remember to live by the plumb,

Chris Smith
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